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Rugby fans remember Fidel Odinga

  Fidel Odinga, the son of Kenyan opposition leader and peoples rights fighter Raila Odinga passed away on January 4 2015. Fidel Odinga kept a low profile relative to his father and grandfather who was Kenya’s first Vice President and … Continue reading

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Mwangi Muthee leaves very big shoes to fill

Replacing Mwangi Muthee will not be easy. It can be legitimately said that the Mwangi Muthee era has been the best era in Kenya rugby. It is the era when Kenya rugby came very close to fulfilling its potential. Prior … Continue reading

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Kenya rugby review for 2014

The year 2014 will be remembered as the year when for the first time ever, Kenya came very close to the fifteens rugby world cup. It will also be remembered as the year in which infighting caused chairman Mwangi Muthee … Continue reading

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Build Kenya rugby from the ground up, not top down

  The dust finally settled on Kenya’s dramatic failure to qualify for the 2015 rugby world cup. This was the first time Kenya came close to getting to the global tournament and after the first two matches, Kenya seemed on … Continue reading

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Kenya rugby records 1st ever win over Madagascar in emphatic fashion

Kenya continued its march towards the 2015 rugby world cup when they pumelled Madagascar 34-0 in emphatic fashion. The margin of victory is impressive. But even more impressive is the fact that Kenya fielded what was essentially a second string … Continue reading

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Momentous Historic win for Kenya over Namibia

Kenya recorded what is perhaps the biggest win in its rugby history when they beat Namibia 29-22 in a crucial rugby world cup qualifier. It was the opening match of the CAR Division-1A which also doubles as the final qualifiers … Continue reading

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Its time Kenya fifteens arrived on the world stage

For the first time ever, the Kenya rugby fifteen a side team has a realistic chance of qualifying for the rugby world cup for fifteen a side teams. The qualifiers will kick off in Madagascar on June 28 Whereas Kenya … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2014 Vodacom cup

Team Kenya for the Vodacom cup were called Tusker Simba. They were placed in the Southern section and based in Cape Town. The team was sponsored to the tune of Ksh 75 million by East Africa Breweries. In the end, … Continue reading

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KRFU is by far the best run sports organization in Kenya

In a country that is plagued by poor sports administration, Mwangi Muthee, and the Kenya Rugby Football Union stands out as the all federation chairman worth lauding. Rugby in Kenya is thriving when compared to other sports, it is expanding … Continue reading

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Kenya’s shortcomings in Tokyo and Hong Kong 2014

On the way to the semi-finals of the 2009 Rugby sevens world cup , Kenya eliminated Fiji in the quarter finals. That win seems very distant now as the last few meetings between Kenya and Fiji has resulted in comprehensive … Continue reading

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